Geologist Receives National Science Foundation Early Career Award - Gregory Dumond, University of Arkansas
Dumond uses research in Canada to study intracontinental systems. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Gregory Dumond, an assistant professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas, has received a $226,543 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to further his research of major intracontinental strike-slip faults in Earth's lower crust.
Dumond is analyzing the Canadian Shield, an area in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, that was formed by local strains and major intracontinental faults deep inside the planet. He hopes the work will answer questions about the formation of Tibet, a major plateau in Asia.
"We will study a field area in Canada that has crust and faults that were once very deep, as much as 50 kilometers, but are now exposed at the surface," Dumond said. "This grant gives us an opportunity to study how these important faults work at depth. I am hoping to understand how the crust under Tibet works by using the field area in Canada as an analogy for the deep crust beneath it." More details
Claudio Bartolini, Ph.D., 1998
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